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Pampered Chef: Recipes to go with wine tasting

  1. jody

    jody Novice Member Gold Member

    I'm working with a friend who has booked a wedding shower with me for her sister. We're setting up the registry, etc. The mother of the bride would like to have a wedding shower for her which is more of a wine tasting type of event. Does anyone have any suggestions for recipes that I could demo or make to go with this theme?

    Mar 2, 2006
  2. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

    Oh yum! Any of those baked brie recipes would be perfect. There's an Apricot Almond Baked Brie that used to be a Celebrations Show. I think you can access the recipe in Consultant's Corner, under the recipe tabs and Enhance Your Shows and then Theme Shows. Look through all those recipes and I think it's there. There's also the one in the Celebrate cookbook....Baked Brie with Cranberry and Apples or something to that effect. Those are yummy and go well with wine. You could cut up cheeses with the Creative Cutters too. :D
  3. Cindycooks

    Cindycooks Veteran Member Silver Member

    The Antipasto Pizza in the new SB is awesome and a very good demo recipe. That with the baked brie Becky is talking about would be great I would think!
    Mar 2, 2006
  4. fonue

    You could do a cheese and chocolate fondue (both go great with wine!). Use the simple additions medium bowls in the hospitality stand. (If you need the recipes for the cheddar cheese and chocolate/caramel fondue, let me know.) Place the fondue in the bowls and use the petite squares for tealight candles under each of them to keep the fondue warm.

    On either side, use the 3 tier stands. For the cheese fondue, use french bread, ham chunks and fresh broccoli. For the chocolate, use pound cake, apples, bananas and strawberries. You can also use the Large SA bowl in the woven basket in the center of the table filled with preztels (they also go great with cheese and/or chocolate).

    Lastly, use the small bowl caddy for forks and toothpicks. You'll have an incredibly elegant, yet simple and inexpensive, display of products and food.

  5. jody

    jody Novice Member Gold Member

    You guys rock!

    Thanks for the great ideas. I talked with my friend (the matron-of-honor) and she thinks her mom will love any or all of those ideas. I appreciate all of your suggestions and might use them at other wedding shows in the future if I can't use some this time.

    Thanks again!!
    Mar 5, 2006
  6. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

    Sandy, do the bowls become blackened from the flame? What do guests use to hold the food (never done a fondue, though I do understand the concept).
    Mar 15, 2006
  7. I haven't had any trouble with blackened dishes using the Medium Bowls....they sit up high enough up away from the flame. I do not recommend using the Small Bowls unless you have the discontinued Fondue Accessory Kit. I've used the new Simple Addition Stands 3 times for this fondue set up and it's worked beautifully!

    As for serving it, you can do it a couple of ways. The simplest and most comfortable way for everyone is to provide a small ladel in each of the fondues. That way, no dippers accidentally get dropped in the sauce. You can use the discontinued fondue forks, but I really try to stay away from using products that people can no longer purchase. Forks and/or toothpicks work fine too.

    I've attached a fun document that I usually print out and have at the end of the table for folks to read as they're eating. It has the history of fondue and some fun etiquette and "rules", as well as a few of the recipes.


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  8. n8vtxn

    n8vtxn Member

    The choir I am in does a wine tasting fundraiser every year and the "rule" is nothing with artichokes, asparagus, or too much garlic - they tend to make the wine taste funny or something (i'm not much of a drinker so, I couldn't tell you why.) Beyond that, I'd go for one of the baked cheese appetizers, a nice chocolate dessert, something like that. And you might want to ask the host what wines she is serving - reds, whites, etc, and maybe ask your local wine guy what goes well with that type of wine.

    Just my $.02.

    Let us know how it goes!
    Mar 19, 2006
  9. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    The perfect thing to go with a wine tasting is the Bread dipping show. Use the oil dipping set, seasonings with olive oil, basil oil, bread sticks that you make on a stone (I break them in half to provide more and then they fit in the SA small bowls and caddy), woven round tray. It's so easy! You can add a Farmers Market dip and veges in a chillzanne server.
    Mar 19, 2006
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